CDC has officially linked MIS-C to COVID-19.
According to their website, this can be serious, even deadly, but doctors say the disease is still rare.
“MIS-C seems to be an extraordinary immune response to several triggers, which we think is COVID-19 at this time,” explained Dr. Michael Chang, Infectious Disease Specialist with Memorial Hermann and UT Health. “So basically, the immune system overreacts to something and then doesn’t know when to turn off.”
MIS-C is a disease in which various parts of the body are inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin.
Doctors say it appears about four to six weeks after a child is exposed to the corona virus.
In many cases, children only suffer from minimal or mild coronavirus symptoms, but then a few weeks later, they develop MIS-C.
“We are not entirely sure about how contagious this disease is,” Dr. Lara Shekerdemian from Texas Children’s Hospital. “This is a delayed response to primary infection. In fact, many children who show, at least half of them, apparently, do not have positive swabs for COVID-19, which would indicate that they are very unlikely to be infected at the stage where they present with MIS -C. “
HERE ARE SYMPTOMS:
Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital already know how to treat symptoms and have a team of specialists on standby.
Children’s Memorial Hermann does not currently treat patients with confirmed MIS-C.
Texas Children’s Hospital says about the patients they care for, only a few are critical cases.
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